Explore Group – Day Trip

from $250 AUD

About your day out with Explore Group

If you are looking to scuba dive while in the Whitsunday Islands then this day tour is one of two trips visiting the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Departing from either Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island you will experience a full-day Great Barrier Reef diving adventure taking you to selected moorings around Bait Reef.  Enjoy your day out on a modern, state of the art comfortable well designed dive / snorkel vessel, which has two levels of air conditioned luxury, lounge style seating, a partially shaded deck and fresh water hot and cold showers on-board. There is a full beam swim platform which makes entering and exiting the water a comfortable and easy experience.


  • Smaller groups to ensure a more personalised and quality experience.
  • Top of the line dive equipment and vessel.
  • 5 Star PADI dive centre.
  • Informative and educational Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Island commentary en route
  • Various sites. You’ll visit dive sites around Bait Reef including Stepping Stones, Paradise Lagoon and Mantaray drop-off


  • Full buffet style lunch
  • All dive and snorkel gear
  • Two reef locations
  • Reef Levy and Taxes
  • Dive Guides


  • Snacks (choc, chips etc)
  • Photo purchases
  • Souvenirs
  • Drinks (Soft drinks, Alcohol)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Introductory Scuba Diving


Option Price
Hamilton Island - Full Day Dive (Adult) $350
Hamilton Island - Full Day Dive (Child 12yrs - 17yrs) $250
Hamilton Island - Full Day Snorkel (Adult) $245
Hamilton Island - Full Day Snorkel (Child 12yrs - 17yrs) $145
Hamilton Island - Full Day + 1 Introductory Dive (Adult) $380
Hamilton Island - Full Day + 1 Introductory Dive (Child 12yrs - 17yrs) $280
Airlie Beach - Full Day Dive (Adult) $390
Airlie Beach - Full Day Dive (Child 12yrs - 17yrs) $290
Airlie Beach - Full Day Snorkel (Adult) $250
Airlie Beach - Full Day Snorkel (Child 12yrs - 17yrs) $150

Full Itinerary

This full day tour visits two dive locations within Bait Reef. A minimum of 3.5 hours is spent on location.

Product Schedule

Daily Departures from Coral Sea Marina and Hamilton Island – Duration 8-10 hours

Departure Point

Hamilton Island – Marina on Front Street

Departs 8.45am Returns 5.00pm

Airlie Beach – Check in is at meeting point, Able Point Marina. 7.45am boarding,

Depart 8.00am Returns 6pm.

Discover Scuba Diver

Discover Scuba Diver (DSD) must complete a pool session the day prior to their Great Barrier Reef cruise. Please speak to our friendly reservations team for further information regarding pool skills & location. A reminder that DSD’s include one dive and one snorkel session. Guests may have an opportunity to purchase a second dive, however this is not guaranteed.

All certified divers are required to complete dive paperwork prior to trip departure date.

Windy Weather

On windy or inclement weather days, to ensure an enjoyable experience and maximum activity time on windy days, we may alter the Bait Reef tour to the following:

A full day cruise visiting up to three locations within the shelter of the Whitsunday Islands, which may include a stopover at Whitehaven Beach.
Up to two snorkel and dive locations situated in the northern section of the islands, with beautiful fringing reef and abundant fish life for diving and snorkeling.

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled more than 48 hours prior to the cruise timing there is no fee.

If cancelled between 48 hours and 24 hours prior there is a 50% fee.

If cancelled within 24 hours of your cruise or if you do not show there is a 100% fee.

In the event we cancel due to weather conditions you will be offered a full refund or an alternate day

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